RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
PURE ANALOG LISTENING EXPERIENCE
- Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to recreate the performance the way the artist intended
HIGH PERFORMANCE CARTRIDGE
The Audio Technica AT95E featuring a diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio
SUPERIOR RECORD TRACKING
Enjoy perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensuring the stylus is rested deep in your record’s groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording
SOLID WOOD PLINTH
The beautiful piano black finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations
CAPTIVATING SIGNAL CLARITY
Incorporating a high quality built-in Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures warm, true sound
UNPARALLELED VINYL MUSIC PLAYBACK
|Finish||High Gloss Walnut Real Wood Veneer|
|Dust Cover||Yes - Tinted|
|Drive System||Belt Drive|
|Motor Isolation||Three Point Rubber Isolation|
|Speed||33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM|
|Speed Variation||+/-1.00% - Speed Adjustment Guide|
|Wow and Flutter||0.2%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Weighted)||67dB or higher (A-weighted, 20kHz LPF)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Unweighted)||60dB or higher (unweighted, 20kHz LPF)|
|Diameter of Platter||12", 30cm|
|Weight of Platter||1.22 lbs (553 g)|
|Height of Platter||0.62 inches (16 mm)|
|Tonearm Type||Static Balanced, S-Type|
|Supported Cartridge Weight||3.5 to 6.5g|
|Counterweight||Yes – 3.53 oz (100 g) - Adjustable|
|Tonearm Wire||36 AWG Litz Cable / 7 Strand|
|Effective Tonearm Mass||28.2 grams|
|Effective Tonearm Length||224mm|
|Headshell Mount||H-4 Bayonet Mount|
|Cartridge Type||Dual Moving Magnet (MM)|
|Cartridge Model||Audio Technica: AT95E|
|Stylus||0.4 × 0.7mil Bonded Elliptical (Diamond)|
|Channel Separation||20dB at 1kHz|
|Channel Balance||2.0dB or less at 1kHz|
|Load Impedance/Capacitance||47k Ohms/100pF|
|Output Voltage||2.5mV +/–3dB|
|Cartridge Weight||5.7g (+/- 0.5g)|
|Cartridge Height||0.67 inches (17 mm)|
|Recommended Tracking Force||2.0g +/–0.5g|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20 degrees|
|Rubber Belt Specifications||▼|
|Rubber Belt Design||Continuous loop (joint-less)|
|Preamp||Yes, PHONO/LINE Switchable|
|Phono Output||2.5mV +/–3dB|
|Phono Bypass||Yes, all electronics bypassed when using external preamp|
|Line Output||140mV (–17dBV)|
|Input||100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)|
|Output||12V / 500mA|
|Dimensions||16.5” x 5.5” x 13.75”|
|Certifications||FCC Certified, RoHS, CUL/UL|
|Unit Weight||15.65 lb (7.1 kg)|
|Wireless Playback||No (Requires Bluetooth or WiFi transmitter connected via RCA connection to transmit audio wirelessly)|
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Slash Gear Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable
"Playback from the RT81 was quite good, with even the deeper bass of hip-hop and some electronic music coming through smooth and clear. "Read the Full Review
CNET Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable
"it feels like a $400-$500 turntable. I guess you can tell by now I'm impressed."Read the Full Review
Tech Crunch Reviews the Fluance RT81 HiFi Turntable
"The walnut finish gives the RT81 one of the best looks of any entry-level turntable I’ve seen. It’s sturdier and heavier than some of the cheaper turntables out there from brands like Crosley and Denon. "Read the Full Review
Digital Trends Review of the RT81
"Music played on the record player was deep and smooth with excellent clarity. In general, there was low distortion, sparkling treble, and strong bass across the records we listened to, from Broadway to Drake."Read the Full Review
I bought the RT81 to replace my '82 Technics SL/D2 turntable. Wow! What a turntable! You cant beat it, especially for the price. If I didnt know any better? I would think this turntable is in the $400- $500 range. It's beautiful, clean sharp lines and walnut finish is very pleasing to the eye. There is no noise whatsoever, no matter how loud or quiet you play it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into vinyl and on a budget. Thanks Fluance for all the great products you offer.
I haven't owned a turntable since I had a crummy plastic one as a kid. I spent my formative music years listening to CDs, but about 10 years ago I went digital and eliminated all physical music from our house. Lately I've been feeling the itch to have something tangible I can hold in my hands again, so my wife got me the RT81 for Father's Day. I've only had it up and running for a short time, but so far I'm very pleased.
The instructions for set up are very detailed, and I was able to get everything set up pretty easily. I really like the fact this unit has an internal preamp, because I'm running it through a Sonos Play 5. I'll likely get a different set up as I move forward, but for now not having to buy an additional component is a big plus. Within 15 minutes I had the turntable up and running, and it sounds/works great. It also looks fantastic - it's definitely something you want to showcase rather than hiding it behind something. I only have a handful of records so far, but I'm really looking forward to diving headlong into the world of vinyl over the coming years.
From everything I've seen so far, I'd definitely recommend the RT81 to anyone who asks, particularly if they're someone like me who's new to this world.
Love this turntable. Looks and feels like it is made with high quality components. Love the optional built in preamp. Packaging was very nice with all parts secure to prevent damage. Would buy more Fluance equipment.
Beautiful sound quality and a beautiful looking record player.
I cannot be more pleased. It seems that Fluance is a relatively new company, but they sure know what they are doing. It is quiet and solidly built. If I ever see a reason to upgrade, it will be to another Fluance.
Picked the RT 81 as a replacement for my old Technics and it works like a champ. Plays well and looks great.
Excellent turntable. Met all my expectations and more
Build quality of this turntable is excellent. Definitely worth the price.
Build quality of this turntable is excellent. Definitely worth the price.
When it comes to turntables, I'm a novice. I've only owned "all-in-one" systems in the past, and never experienced vinyl the way it should truly be heard. A few months ago I decided I needed to change that. I needed a turntable that would give me the full, rich sound of vinyl without breaking my bank in the process. After weeks of research, watching various YouTube videos, debating between vintage and new, I found what I was looking for. I heard rave reviews for the Fluance line of turntables. Most notably, the RT81 High Fidelity. With a price tag of $250 and tons of good reviews, how could I not take a chance? I'm so glad I did! From the easy setup, warm, full sounds and beautiful walnut finish, the RT81 is everything I need and more in a turntable. If you're in the market for a premium listening experience at a budget price, stop reading this review and go buy the RT81 now. You won't regret it!
After doing lots of research trying to find the best entry-level turntable, I'm glad I chose this one. For the price I can't find another turntable with all these features. Had it for about a month now and have not had any issues!
My new Fluance rt81 turntable has completely revitalized my sound system. Why did I wait so long?? The eye candy appeal, superb and sturdy construction, excellent price point, silky smooth mechanical features, and that gorgeous Audio-Technica ATN95E stylus, plus free shipping really sealed the deal for this hippy from the 1960's. Now my hundreds of LP's from last century are in for a serious workout. Set-up was easy peasy with SO SIMPLE operation. Now my wife can't get me away from the music room. More than well done, Fluance .
Terrific Turntable! The RT81 offers beautiful looks, easy setup, and most important, great sound. Compared to the competition at this price, the RT81 is the winner hands down.....
Upgraded from Audio Techinca LP60 with RT81. Great value for the price and it sounds great!
Classic look and vibe, sounds great!See all reviews